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Bombshell Bootcamp: W3D2: Have you renewed your mind lately?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I haven't been perfect, but each day I try to make better decisions than the day before. I have been making conscious choices about exercising and not eating too many calories. I may not bring the year in at the weight I had hoped, but I WILL ENTER THE NEW YEAR knowing I kept my health a priority ALL year and I have worked hard to keep my mind renewed.

In ONE year, I have accomplished many amazing things, if I can just congratulate myself for a moment...

emoticon I successfully completed medical school
emoticon Bought a house
emoticon matched at residency on my TOP 3 list!
emoticon I joined the sorority I've been wanting to join since college, volunteer frequently and try to make time to help others!

All before the age of 26!

emoticon I turned 26 as a MD
emoticon Have successfully completed 6 months of residency
emoticon I fought and am fighting the winter blues I usually get!... successfully thus far!
emoticon I continue to workout even though I'm working about 80 hours each week
emoticon I've made time to get my yearly check ups and maintain my personal health
emoticon I joined a GYM and actually go at least a few times/wk (I often workout at home though :) It's more convenient.
emoticon I've kept God a priority and made time to cultivate new friendships and time with family when I could.
emoticon I burned 1000 cals today. :-D

emoticon So, though I haven't exactly reached my weight loss goal for this year, I am STILL proud of myself and it's not over til it's over... so I will keep pushing and bring the new year in proud of my accomplishments. If I can manage to do all this while I'm stressed and changing to a completely different lifestyle, I know I can accomplish great things once I get the hang of it.

Renew your mind:
There will be days when it all fits, everything occurs as it should. There will be days with it goes wrong and we can't even imagine or remember when things were right. But we must ALWAYS renew our minds and remember each day is a NEW chance to get it right. Don't give up on yourself. Don't give up on your dreams. The future will be no better or worse than the choices we make now. Choose wisely :)

Love you sparkies!

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MONIQUE1908 1/3/2012 9:20AM

    Great post. Thanks for the inspiration.

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GONABFIT 1/2/2012 1:10PM

    Thank you everyone!'

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    Those are all awesome and worth being sooo super proud of!! emoticon emoticon

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AEGISHOT 12/26/2011 4:36PM


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TIFFY0906 12/21/2011 4:41PM

    emoticon on your accomplishments this year

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ZORAHGAIL 12/21/2011 12:29PM

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CARAMEL79 12/21/2011 12:04PM

    You go girl!! you've accomplish a lot!! I'm proud of you and don't even know you! I love to see young women do their thang!! Congrats!!!

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SWEETLIPS 12/21/2011 7:05AM

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG WOMAN!! I am like a momma, so I am incredibly proud of you and love your list. Where are you located - who knows I might need a doctor one day and a good one at that!! Many blessings!!! emoticon

I know you can attest to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsm

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RUNNINGWILD 12/20/2011 11:59PM

    What an amazing year you've had! Congratulations. emoticon

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CRYMENIA 12/20/2011 11:45PM

    Congratulations ten times over!!!! You've done an amazing job and it sounds like your only going to accomplish even bigger and brighter things in this upcoming year!

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Bombshell Bootcamp: W1D3

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Week 1 Day 3:

I'm tired as a dog so I will make this quick. [ On call again tomorrow.. so working another 16 hour day and I was tired all day, so I need to get at least 7 hours tonight.]

This is just a check in blog. An attempt to keep myself accountable. :)

Today's grade: B (Ate reasonably well, made conscious effort to make healthy choices, and tried to have some balance)

What I did well:

Day started off with good intentions. Picked my clothes out last night. Went to bed in enough time to get 7.5 hours hypothetically. Had meals planned.

I get ***Credit** for :
1. going to sleep on time. :) Unfortunately I had a random night mare that interrupted my sleep for about 1.5 hours. Finally got back to sleep but tired all day.
2. Picking my clothes out the night before (the entire outfit was ready to go.)
3. Purposely ordering a lighter meal at the gourmet restaurant we went to tonight. I wasn't paying and could get anything I wanted. But chose Salad as an appetizer (ate about half), Salmon (ate less than half), and chocolate cake for dessert (took it to go and didn't even taste it tonight)
4. Skipping the gym today because I was TIRED and making an effort to have some balance in my life and went to dinner instead It was a work dinner and I actually learned a thing or two.
5. Wearing a pedometer and taking extra steps in an effort to stay active today.

What I can do better:
1. Make breakfast and PACK it in my bag before I leave. May have to go as far as putting it in the car so I won't forget.
2. packing a water bottle ( I do drink water from the machine in the employee lounge but I don't get many breaks so carrying a bottle will make it easier)
3. pick the clothes out AND iron them. I need to save as much time as possible in the am :)
4. Try for a QUICK morning workout. I'm talking even 10 mins on the days when time is limited.

Ok, I'm headed to bed. Night!

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MJ7DM33 11/30/2011 11:51AM


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FITGIRL15 11/30/2011 11:11AM

    I agree, the more I can prepare the night before, the faster my mornings go!

You are doing great!

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MOMSLIM 11/30/2011 9:55AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track.

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SPARKLE1908 11/30/2011 8:45AM

    Good job on being accountable...and planning...you are doing great!!!!

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NANCYBOAT 11/30/2011 8:08AM

    Great idea to use the blogs to keep your self accountable - I may have to copy you!

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Bombshell Bootcamp: Week 1

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hey everyone!

WARNING: Random thoughts written at 3:30 am. lol. May or May not be coherent. :-D

I'm working overnight and had a spare second so I decided to drop by my Sparkies and check in with you all! I have been working hard (at work and at the gym). I lifted weights today and created an end of the year challenge for myself so I can bring in the New Years feeling like I accomplished something great. Actually, I accomplished a LOT this year, and I'm thankful for it. But, I wouldn't mind adding (Lost X lbs) to the list too ;)

I am doing a 30 days no fast food challenge. That may be easy for you, but for me... it's going to be, well, a challenge. :) I've never backed down from a challenge so.... here we go. I am considering it a success if I complete 80% or better (that leaves room for a few quick meals if I'm on call or something)!

Also, I am hoping to remove another 10 pounds in the last 5 weeks of the year. I am planning to actually party for New Years this year... so I want to wear an amazing dress. I'll post the pic on 1/1/12 for you guys :-)

Hope you have made some end of the year goals for yourself too. Goals are the only things that keep me motivated, otherwise I get bored.

Things I want to do in the next 5 weeks:
1. Get back to my Yoga - I used to do yoga all the time but medical school got busy... then I graduated and residency got busier, so I cut it out of my exercise regimen. Now, I want it back. Goal = Do yoga 5 times in 5 weeks.
2. No eating after 7-8 pm (unless I'm on call) I'm working an overnight shift, therefore I sleep during the day... I have to eat. So I will eat late on those days.
3. Stick to 1500 cals each day (as many as possible). (give or take a few cals. No more than 2000 on a **high** day)
4. In order to complete # 3, I have to.... Count Calories. So I will do this daily for the next 30 days (well, until New Years)
5. Sleep 7-8 hours a night. Every night I can (unless I'm on call)
6. Workout in the morning. I wa s an infamous AM exerciser... until (you guessed it) residency!! I want to get back to my morning workouts. I do get a workout in almost daily no matter when I work out, but I feel better when I workout in the morning.
7. Dring 64 oz water a day
8. Eat breakfast daily/ pack my lunch/ make my own foods ( Obviously, if I'm not eating fast foods I will have to get food from somewhere. With some planning, I'm hoping most of my meals will come from home.)

- Drs Orders.

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GRANDMACOO 11/30/2011 5:10AM

    I like your short term goals to round out 2011. I did a sprint triathlon on Thanksgiving and haven't done much exercise since. Not because I'm sore/tired, but because I lost my motivation to do so. You have inspired me to get back at it and do something "great" for the next month. Thanks.

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CARAMELO83 11/28/2011 1:32PM

    Sounds good! I have a 10 lb goal for the end of the year as well. I'm taking it in 2 lb increments per week. (well duh, carmen lol...) Anyway, we can do this!

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MELLYBEANS0919 11/27/2011 4:30PM

    emoticon goals! Look forward to seeing you in your New years dress!

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SPARKLE1908 11/27/2011 1:13PM

    Hey sis...great blog...I need to come up with a list of short term goals to finish out 2011...you are always an inspiration on what you can do with the right attitude!!

Love ya!

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123ELAINE456 11/27/2011 4:50AM

  Keep on going the way you are doing it and you will make it happen. You are doing Great.God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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    Thanks for sharing and good luck reaching your goals. Enjoy today as if it really matters ( because it does)...

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On The BRINK: Day 3

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I am making this quick because I'm headed to the gym... BUT wanted to show you guys my Dance in The Dark pictures from our halloween dance class yesterday!


guys... I am ON my WAY! ready to be an after... a FABULOUS after by the way.
- A picture of me when I went out with friends the other night.

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TRACYZABELLE 11/15/2011 6:03AM

    you look great~

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 11/2/2011 10:34PM

    LOVE your white shirt. It looks great on you!

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DEREONGODDESS 10/29/2011 11:23PM

    You look emoticon! Keep up the fantastic job and you'll reach your fabulous after! emoticon

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RANDOM00B 10/29/2011 6:37PM

    Awesome pictures!!

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NELLIEC 10/29/2011 5:45PM

    Looks like your dance class is fun, and you look great in your picture!

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CAROLJEAN64 10/29/2011 2:00PM

    I LOVE THESE PICTURES. You look great and so happy!!

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On the Brink: Day 1 (10/27/11)?

Friday, October 28, 2011

You know how it feels when you are right on the edge?

You can feel yourself tipping closer and you wonder if you should stop where you are, turn around, or run full fledge off the side?

That's where I am right now.

On the Brink of SUCCESS. ( Forgive the dramatic build up. But I felt it necessary. LOL)

There has been a steady build up of habits that I feel are getting me much closer to my goal. If I continue how I have been, soon I will have an arsenal of habits that make my weight loss close to effortless. Ok. That was an exaggeration but I am doing all that I can to make this a "Work SMARTER, not harder" operation. I am already busy. I work roughly 80 hours a week. I don't want to make things more complicated but I DO want success. I want what I want and I want it now.

So I just wanted to blog quickly and say, I feel like I'm on the Brink of a BREAKTHROUGH.

::Warning, a long RUN ON SENTENCE ahead... lol ::

I Joined the gym, have an exercise class that I love, I no longer (or rarely) eat past the point when I decide I've had enough, I'm again comfortable with leaving food on my plate and asking for a to-go box... even if people have negative comments, I feel hopeful about my ability to succeed, I can SEE myself reaching my goal, I can FEEL the clothes that I will wear when I can easily slip into the clothes patiently waiting for me in my closet, I can feel my clothes getting looser, I see the look in my eyes when I make a good decision that brings me closer to my goal, and MOST importantly... I have decided. And really, once I decide, it's as good as DONE.

So, feel free to come along for the ride OR just drop back in to congratulate me when it's done (LOL ok ok... that sounded cocky and I don't mean it like that, because I've been at this awhile
and haven't seen my goal yet... but I'm just saying, if you don't give up you don't lose... and I'm on a mission to enjoy this journey while (and until) I reach my end destination)

NOW... WHO'S WITH ME!? Let's make it happen. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOSINGITNOW101 10/29/2011 2:11PM

    Go girl!!!! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 10/28/2011 10:02PM

    I am so with you!! Thats how I get sometimes too. I get close enough to taste it but then then I run scared in the other direction. I stopped that & I continue on this journey....

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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SGILBER6 10/28/2011 9:00PM

    Awesome, love this blog! I am on the brink of success too- I can feel it! Way to go!

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EXCUSES-BE-GONE 10/28/2011 3:44PM

    emoticon On your progress. Woo Hoo! Go Girl!

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DEREONGODDESS 10/28/2011 1:14PM

    I'm with you!!!..Your blogs are so motivating!..I've been reading your Random Tips "Reposted" blog daily and it's been such a motivator for me!..So emoticon you again for posting it!..It's helping me and I'm sure others as well!..

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SABLENESS 10/28/2011 12:24PM

    You are clearly aimed toward success! Take that next step, whatever it is, and take off! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 10/28/2011 8:50AM

    I'm with ya!!! Working smarter, not harder is definitely something I can get behind...lol!!!!

You are doing great, keep it up and you'll exceed your goal in no time!!!

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